As a survivalist, a wilderness walker and camper, you more than likely will find yourself near lakes or rivers. While they may seem harmless and often quite beautiful from the outset, a survivalist and prepper should never forget that water is a force to be reckoned with! In other words, danger lurks in rushing water!
We don’t say this to make a camper afraid that according to the CDC, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the U.S.!
Remember, while a river may look calm on the surface it can have a fast under current! Then you add boulders, logs and other debris and injury becomes likely.
In other words, you should avoid crossing river unless it’s vital but if you do get caught up or fall in there are a couple of things you need to know. Go to the next page to find out!